Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance presentation: “Our Advocacy To Pass A New Law Called The Sex Education Act For People With Developmental Disabilities.” Illinois Public Act 101-0506 grants individuals receiving DD services access to sex education, resources, and treatment planning that supports: The right to sexual health and sexual healthy practices. The right to be free from…

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This handy resource was created by the Alliance – Self-Advocacy Alliance for Change. It is called Self-Advocacy Groups Taking Care of Business: Tips and Strategies for Successful Online Meetings. It provides basic instructions for organizing meetings online. The Alliance is a statewide team of self-advocacy groups in Illinois. They work together to make life better…

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The Environmental Checklist can help identify gaps in self-advocate involvement in the life of an agency or disability organization. People can fill out the checklist as a group or alone. It can be used by staff with different levels of responsibility. We have found that self-advocates often have different views than agency directors. The Environmental…

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The stronger and healthier a self-advocacy group is, the more powerful and sustainable it will be! Use this Top Ten List for a Strong Self-Advocacy Group checklist to determine the “health” of your self-advocacy group and make plans to be as healthy and strong as possible. Self-advocacy groups can rate themselves on both internal (within…

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Have an issue/concern you want to change? Check out Got Time – Advocating for An Issue or Concern for ideas of what you and your self-advocacy group can do to share your message and make changes! This 2-page flyer gives self-advocates ideas for advocating for an issue if you have 5 minutes or 6 hours…

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